Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

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Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:47 pm

I know probably pointless but my gpa is 2.9800. Is it bad to round up to 3.0 for a resume?

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby patogordo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:48 pm

2.98

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Bikeflip » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:49 pm

patogordo wrote:2.98



Exactly. Saying 3.0 is a great way to forfeit OCI interviews.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby patogordo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:54 pm

Actually check with career services, too. I know at my school everyone was required to write it out to the thousandths. So you might have to put 2.980. But absolutely not 3.0.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby hoos89 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:38 pm

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:45 pm

What about rounding 3.x86?
Is writing 3.x9 ok?

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:46 pm

hoos89 wrote:Each school usually has a policy for this. We round to the hundredths, but I doubt that anyone would let you round to the tenth.


I wish we rounded to the hundreths.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:54 pm

My GPA was 3.499. I reported a 3.49. If it comes down to you and someone with a 3.50, I don't think that will be the deciding factor.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby patogordo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:09 pm

law school gpas are only accurate to 1 significant figure anyway

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:51 pm

My school disallowed rounding and requires we report to the hundredth. Check with your school. And don't try to game like this. I know it sucks you're .02 away from a 3.0, but being honest about it is going to save you heartache in the long run.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby hoos89 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:37 pm

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby 2014 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:09 pm

Why are you proactively disclosing this GPA in the first place?

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:17 pm

2014 wrote:Why are you proactively disclosing this GPA in the first place?


Actually, this is a much better question.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:22 pm

Bikeflip wrote:
patogordo wrote:2.98



Exactly. Saying 3.0 is a great way to forfeit OCI interviews.


there won't be any OCI interviews.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby LeninLunchbox » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:56 pm

I don't know if this was true or some story they told to scare us, but at my school they said some kid a few years ago rounded up to the next tenth, some firm at OCI reported this to the ABA and he wasn't allowed to sit for the bar on character and fitness grounds 2 years later.

Who knows, but I think the point is don't do it.

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Pokemon » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:45 pm

Can I round up my 3.501 to 4?

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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby spleenworship » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:35 pm

Pokemon wrote:Can I round up my 3.501 to 4?


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Re: Stupid question...Round up gpa on resume?

Postby Bikeflip » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:04 pm

stillwater wrote:
Bikeflip wrote:
patogordo wrote:2.98



Exactly. Saying 3.0 is a great way to forfeit OCI interviews.


there won't be any OCI interviews.



While true, my point, which others caught, is that schools have a policy in how to report your GPA. Run afoul of the policy, and there's probably going to be hell to pay.




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